DBT for Binge Eating Disorder meets every Wednesday from 5 pm – 7 pm and Thursday from 12 pm – 2 pm.
The program includes both individual therapy and a weekly skills-based group, using a Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT)**, for Binge Eating Disorder curriculum. DBT teaches clients helpful, positive and adaptive skills to manage emotions, get needs met and be effective. DBT has 4 modules: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Over time, as clients put skills in place to handle life’s challenges, they find harmful behaviors such as overeating are not so useful anymore.
Often depression and anxiety are also present for clients. These symptoms are addressed in individual therapy. If needed, clients are also referred to psychiatry and registered dietitians with a background in eating disorders. DBT for Binge Eating Disorder is not about weight loss but removes barriers for later weight loss if desired.